Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Isabelle Engeli

Reader in Comparative Politics & Public Policy 
Director of Studies for Research Students
Co-editor of the Routledge Series on Gender and Comparative Politics
Member of the editorial board for Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and Policy & Politics

1 West-North 2.36
Email: i.engeli@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5028

Profile

Dr Isabelle Engeli joined the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies in July 2015. Before joining the University of Bath, she was Associate Professor and Director for Graduate Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She also held a Max Weber Fellowship (2008-2010) at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Her current research focuses on party competition and policy change, regulatory dynamics in human biotechnology, and the politics of gendering policy attention and action in Western Europe.

She has recently co-edited volumes on morality issues in party competition in Western Europe and comparative methods for public policy.

Her work appears notably in the European Journal of Political Research, the European Journal of Public Policy, Regulation & Governance, West European Politics and Revue française de science politique.

Her research has been co-awarded the 2012 American Political Science Association (APSA) Best Comparative Policy Paper Award and the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize.

She is the co-editor of the Routledge Series on Gender and Comparative Politics and serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.

She is the co-convener of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group in Gender and Politics, the co-convener of the European Conference in Politics and Gender, and the founding co-chair of the Council for European Studies Research Network in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Isabelle co-convenes, together with Joni Lovenduski and Amy Mazur, the international Research Network on Gender Equality Policy in Practice (GEPP), which investigates the politics of implementing gender equality across a broad range of policy sectors.

Research Supervision

I am happy to supervise research students (MRes, PhD) in the following areas:

  • Policy process, agenda setting and policy change
  • Comparative public policy
  • Party competition and policy change
  • Comparative methods for public policy
  • Religion, politics and policy in Western Europe
  • Gender, politics and policy
  • Governance of biotechnology

Research interests

  • Party competition and party politics in Western Europe
  • Issue attention, agenda setting and policy change
  • Human biotechnology regulation
  • The politics of gendering policy attention and action
  • Morality issues and party competition
  • Comparative research methods for public policy